August 11, 2011.
I came home – hotel, in this case – a little bit richer.
The secret? Saratoga Race Track! Just like they say, “Winning Never Looked So Good!”
You can find Saratoga, New York, a charming little town 40 miles north from Albany. The most walkable city, pet friendly, historic architecture, Saratoga Springs… there are lots of characteristics to describe Saratoga, but you cannot leave out the horse race.
We spent one short afternoon at Saratoga Race Track since we were there and it is one of the experiences that we don’t normally do everyday.
Saratoga race track is different than I thought it would be. It was clean, family friendly, easy to use and upscale. Cigar in one hand, racing program in the other and fancy clothes with a fancy hat. You can even bet from where you sit.
Anyway, long story short, we watched 5 games and bet 4 games and guess what?! We won every single race! It was uncanny. We spent $15 each, and won back almost $40. The betting strategy was ‘rooting for underdogs’. And underdogs were fantastic that day. My ‘Impetuous Spirit’ brought me money! We celebrated with filling up the gas tank from that money. Perfect way to celebrate!
Thanks to our friend at the track who was kindly explaining the rules and strategies. Hope you won with your exacta bet!
Here are scenes from Saratoga Race Track.
*Special thanks to Albany Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce.
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12 thoughts on “Runaway Photo: Winning Never Looked So Good! – Saratoga, New York”
Looks like you experienced a slice of Americana 🙂
Looks fun! Great photos
Thanks Cam!! 🙂
Looks like you have spent really great time there.The pictures are really awesome.
I always like going to the horse races and winning is the best part! They closed the one by me about a year or so ago, but they use to have dollar days – $1 hot dog, beers and bets. So much fun!
Congrats on winning! You’ve really captured the details of this event well – love the DOF & bokeh of certain shots.
Yeah! It was not that much of money but it felt really great! I now know why people love gambling… should be careful! Thanks Samuel! 🙂
Great shots woman – so, how much did you win? haha
Beautiful photos, that’s where my father lived by. 🙂 If I knew you were going there I would give you the resturant he works at and you can try his cooking skills haha
haha that would’ve beeb great! 🙂 I didn’t know that I was going to go Saratoga either. The story of road trip, huh? 🙂
Just returned from Saratoga Springs–such a lovely town! Seems like you had quite the experience!